FRIDAY FINDS: Collecting with flair – Yves Saint Laurent and Jacques Doucet

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s rue de Babylon appartment in Paris. The legendary Eileen Gray Dragon Chair (1917-1919) is in the foreground. Image courtesy of Nicolas Mathéus ….. JACQUES DOUCET (1853-1929) and YVES SAINT LAURENT (1935-2008) The current exhibition … Continue reading

The ‘Demeter’ cabinet by Antoine Vignault of OAK

This ‘Demeter’ cabinet was commissioned from Antoine Vignault by a French collector of fine and precious perfumes as a way to showcase their precious collection. Vignault’s inspiration for the piece is the Eleusinian Mysteries, a secret group which dates back … Continue reading

Interview with Sandra Jallu of Jallu Ebénistes

Parchment and Pyrite Cabinet After being captivated by her firms work at Revelations at the Grand Palais in Paris earlier this month, we caught up with Sandra Jallu of Jallu Ebénistes this week while she was at the Monaco Yacht … Continue reading

#ParisDesignWeek – Revelations Vernissage at the Grand Palais

It was an incredible well attended vernissage. The work was a wide range of talent. We found some exquisite pieces and some intriguing new talent! Straw screens in blue and natural by Yann Jallu Nirvana Sadle Swing by Bina Baitel … Continue reading

Interview with Design-mkt.com’s co-founder Lionel Obadia

Gulp Light, circa 1960, Ingo Maurer. Image courtesy of Design Market. Design Market is an impressive new marketplace for authentic Modern design from the 1940s to 2000. For the last year and a half co-founders Lionel Obadia and David Mimouni have rounded … Continue reading

Artecase Update

Rare M2 and M3 ceiling lights by Joseph André Motte at Galerie Pascal Cuisinier for Art-Saint-Germain des Pres. Motte was one of the first French designers to use perspex in this specific interlocking design. Each light is made up of four … Continue reading

Italian Lighting and Blue Fractal Resin!

We were up at Les Puces for the first time in quite a while this week. Each year it becomes more “established” and this year is no different – from new numbered awnings for easier identification of the stands to … Continue reading

Oracles of Design Exhibition, Paris

Chauffeuse Orgone II by Marc Newson, 1998 Each week we send an email full of objects to inspire you and to share our love of the stories that objects tell.As reflections of our collective interests, beliefs and aspirations for generations to come, … Continue reading

AD Collections at Quai d’Orsay, Paris

 Architectural Digest opened the first edition of AD Collections last week coinciding withPAD Paris.   It was an exhibition staged by renowned French designer and museographer Adrien Gardère, to present le travail de créatures de mobilier d’exception!  50 designers each chose three pieces to exhibit … Continue reading